A Different Kind of Christmas 25 years old

When you're the city attorney you don't need the kinds of problems that her father was giving her. After her mother died, her father began doing his "Santa Schick," as she called it, much more intensely... which meant that he turned his home into a kind of year-round Santa Claus castle where children of all ages could come to see the wonderful presents and no child ever left without a gift.


A Different Kind of Christmas Cast

Name Character
Bruce Kirby He was 68, now 93 years old as Santa
Shelley Long She was 47, now 72 years old as Elizabeth Gates
Barry Bostwick He was 51, now 76 years old as Frank Mallory
J. Michael Hunter He was 47, 66 years old when he died as Driver
Ralph Wilcox was 178, 58 years old when died as Doctor Nichols
Janell McLeod as Fran
Troy Simmons as Lester
Rebecca Koon as Marguerite
Barry Bell He was 45, now 70 years old as Mover
Keith Flippen as Michael
Lorri Lindberg as Elaine
Jemila Ericson as Deborah
Robert D. Raiford He was 68, 89 years old when he died as Judge Whitman (as Robert Raiford)
Michael E. Knight He was 37, now 62 years old as Alan Schaefer
Richard K. Olsen as Henry

A Different Kind of Christmas Crew

Name Department
Marshall Harvey as Editor. Editing
Robert O'Connor as Executive Producer. Production
Craig Safan as Music. He was 47 (now 73) years old Sound
John Fleckenstein as Cinematography. He was 50 (now 75) years old Crew
Bart Baker as Writer. He was 10 (now 35) years old Writing
Carroll Newman as Executive Producer. Production
Tom McLoughlin as Director. He was 46 (now 72) years old Directing
Tom McLoughlin as Producer. He was 46 (now 72) years old Production
James A. Westman as Line Producer. Production
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A Different Kind of Christmas (25 years)

  • Release day: Monday, December 09, 1996
  • Runtime: 90 minutes